Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food

Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food

by Nigel Slater


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Britain's foremost food writer returns with a deliciously simple collection of over 600 ideas for satisfying meals that are quick and easy to get to the table.

In this little book of fast food, Nigel Slater presents a wholly enjoyable ode to those times when you just want to eat. Pairing more than 600 ideas for deliciously simple meals with the same elegant prose and delightful photography that captivated fans of Tender, Ripe, and Notes from the Larder, Eat is bursting with recipes that are easy to get to the table, oftentimes in under an hour: a humble fig and ricotta toast; sizzling chorizo with shallots and potatoes; a one-pan Sunday lunch. From quick meals to comfort food, Nigel Slater has crafted a charming, inspired collection of simple food—done well.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607747260
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 326,398
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

NIGEL SLATER is the author of numerous bestselling books, including Notes from the Larder and the James Beard Award-winning Ripe and Tender. He has written a column for the Observer for twenty years and is the host of the BBC series Simple Suppers. His memoir, Toast, won British Biography of the Year, and has been adapted into a feature film. He lives in London.


London, England

Date of Birth:

April 9, 1958

Place of Birth:

Wolverhampton, England


OND in catering, Worcester Technical College, 1976

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Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Eat - The Little Book of Fast Food Author: Nigel Slater Photographer: Jonathan Lovekin Published: 9-30-14 Publisher: Ten Speed Press Pages: 464 Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine Sub Genre: English, Scottish & Welsh; Burgers & Sandwiches; Main Dishes 7 Sides ISBN: 9781607747260 ASIN: B00JI58TGU Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley My Rating: 4 1/2 Stars . If you are looking for copy cat recipes of your favorite fast food restaurants such as Zaxby's, Burger King or KFC walk away now. If you are want quick easy meals to prepare when you are short of time, (like most of us are), then dive right on in. Nigel Slater has provided over 600 recipes to help you prepare some great fast meals for those nights when work runs over and the kid's after school activities call. Or perhaps that weekend game deserves a picnic afterwards of sandwiches and wraps witha few side dishes of salads thrown in. Running a little late in the morning then go for the breakfast burger. From full meals to snacks there is something in this extensive book that covers it, including desserts. One that caught my eye that I have not been brave enough to try yet is the Banana Cheesecake. Give me time and it will happen. There are so many recipes to try that you will never get bored with Eat by Nigel Slater. It will also make a great gift for a new cook as well. My rating is 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.
Buttered-Toast More than 1 year ago
I don’t know if this will be one of my favorite Nigel Slater books yet as I haven’t had time to delve into the entire volume. I do know I’m loving it so far. It’s rather hard to beat The Kitchen Diaries, for me anyway, but this book Eat will give it a run for it’s money. How wonderful it would be to follow Nigel around for a few months and learn some of his methods. Gardening is the challenge for me and he has such lovely gardens, but I digress. If you are looking for a cookbook with a traditional format then this may not be for you. He writes in a smooth flow embedding recipes into the conversation. For me, I love it as I am a fan of Nigel’s writing. What I liked Well, just about everything ! The writing style, the simplicity of the recipes, his focus on nutrition and the variations you can try with each recipe. The cloth cover is lovely but I will worry about stains. The size is compact enough to be tossed into a bag when we travel so I’ll have a reference book for my temporary kitchen. What I didn’t like: It’s a conundrum when addressing the cloth cover of this book. It reminds me of cookbooks from 40+ years ago I would find in my grandmother’s home. As I mentioned above, my concern is when I am cooking my hands get oily or stained with juices. I don’t want to mar this gorgeous book but it is bound to happen sooner or later. The European version of this book has a cover i like much better So many recipes to try but I was lucky enough to have a friend who lives in England share a few from her copy. Eat wasn’t available in the US until very recently. I have made Marmalade Chicken and Pork and Figs so far. Next up will be a pasta dish with cream, mushrooms and bacon – Yum!